Friday, April 01, 2005

I Heart Weekends

Friday, April 1
Pep Rally at the Longbranch Inn - 1133 E. 11th
9:00 - 9:30 - Get drunk a drink and greet your favorite Texas Rollergirls
9:30 - 10:00 - Viewing of the Roller Derby-themed King of the Hill episode
10:00 - 10:45 - Spirit games. Be ready to make some noise!
10:45 - 11:00 - Sign up for Dead Motley Sex Maidens Karaoke Apocalypse
11:00 - 2:00 - Karaoke Apocalypse!

Flametrick Subs, Satan's Cheerleaders, Von Ehrics at Beerland

Saturday, April 2
Spamarama 2005 12 to 6PM Waterloo Park. (Look for the Hickory gang's thirst quenching "spamarita".)

the Winks record release party at Sound on Sound Records. 7pm. North Loop next to the Parlor, Austin, TX 78751

Cat Scientist and Hug at Room 710.

Sunday, April 3 (On the Seventh Day, She played Roller Derby.)
Flat track action with the Texas Rollergirls at Playland.

Banked track action with the Lonestar Rollergirls at the Thunderdome.

say hello to

Michelle Maklin
La Shawn Barberella
World Nut Doily
Cornered-National Rebuke Online

UPDATE: President-for-Life Sheelzebub overthrown...developing.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Good to see that Eva Lye took my fashion tips

Some of the Carolina Rollergirls answers a few questions about style and alternative sports in the Durham Independent Weekly:

How does your style make you feel/affect your performance?

Maddat U: It makes me feel like a hero.

Celia Fate: It's like donning battle gear. This aggressive Rollergirl persona comes out when I wear my gutterpunk ragdoll look.

Busty O'Lipp: It gives me a lot more confidence--I totally feel like I can kick some ass.

Eva Lye: I get to show my outrageous side. It makes me feel like a different person, not this person that goes to a corporate job.

The Carolina Rollergirls will kickoff their first season with a bout on April 10th.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005


CopyNight is a new monthly gathering and cocktail hour for people interested in the copyfight, i.e., the free flow of information, public access, file sharing, copyright law, P2P networks, and such. This Tuesday, 29 March, Austin will be one of eight cities in the US kicking off CopyNight. The date coincides with the Supreme Court hearing arguments on the future of file sharing, and much more (MGM v. Grokster).


CopyNight -- Austin
Tuesday, 29 March 2005
6:30pm onward
Club De Ville
900 Red River (between 9th & 10th)

Electronic Frontier Foundation

(via Austinist)

P.S. Elfgirl birthday festivities will commence at 10:30 pm at Club De Ville.

Happy Birthday Elfgirl!

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Gotham Girls First Bout of the Season

The flat track Gotham Girls Roller Derby will skate their first bout this Friday, April 1st.

The Manhattan Mayhem will skate againt the Brooklyn Bombshells

Friday, April 3.
Skate Key, 220 E. 138th Street in the Bronx.
Doors open at 8 pm, bout at 9 pm.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Visit the Gotham Girls Roller Derby website for more info.

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Texas Rollergirls Third Season

The flat track Texas Rollergirls kickoff their third season this Sunday, April 3rd.

The Hustlers will take on last season's undefeated champs, the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers.

The second bout features the Hotrod Honeys against my sisters, the Hell Marys.

Sunday, April 3
Playland Skate Center
Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Music by Cruiserweight and Same Day Service

Visit the Texas Rollergirls website for more info.

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Monday, March 28, 2005

Amnesty International Meeting in Austin

Join Amnesty members from across the country and activists from around the world at the 2005 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Austin, TX, April 8-10!

Amnesty International USA Annual General Meeting
April 8-10
Hyatt Regency, Austin, TX

Featured speakers include:

Panels Include:
  • Socially Responsible Investment and Shareholder Activism
  • Reclaiming Interdependence: Leaving No Human Rights Behind
  • Responding to Genocide: The Way Forward?
  • Breaking Through: Women and Patriarchal Systems
  • Torture, US policy and International Trends
  • Stopping Violence Against Women
  • Cruel and Inhumane: Mental Illness and the Death Penalty
  • How International Law Applies to Amnesty's Day-to-Day Work
  • Securing Rights for Minority Communities
  • Youth Activism

Register online

Putas vs. Cowgirls

The banked track Lonestar Rollergirls next bout is scheduled for Sunday, April 3rd.

Putas del Fuego led by team captian Chola will take on the Gen. Lee Feisty and the Rhinestone Cowgirls.

Sunday, April 3rd.

Bout will take place at the new Thunderdome.
1901 E. 51st St. Austin Studios, Hanger 5.

Doors open at 6pm, bout at 7pm.

Tickets are $10.

Please visit the Lonestar Rollergirls website for more info.

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Rat City Rollergirls Season Opener a Success

Seattle's Rat City Rollergirls skated their first bout this past Saturday.

The first bout saw the Throttle Rockets bury Grave Danger 74 - 26.

The Derby Liberation Front rolled over the Sockit Wenches 86 - 37 in the second bout.

The Rat City Rollergirls next bout is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th.

Tickets to the inaugural bout sold out very quickly. Please see the Rat City Rollergirls website for more information.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has a story of their first bout:

Under whirling red and blue lights, a legion of helmeted hellions on wheels rolled out Saturday night to a sold-out audience that eagerly anticipated the Rat City Rollergirls' season-opening rumble at the Southgate Roller Rink.

They weren't disappointed.

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